Eastern fans’ bizarre absence from Guangzhou threatens Asian Champions League integrity

Eastern’s Asian Champions League debut against Guangzhou Evergrande was memorable for many reasons, but the most important one is in danger of being forgotten – the lack of any visiting supporters. It’s an issue which may not look significant to some, but in actual fact it has potentially serious repercussions for Asian football. The stage […]

Last minute drama as Ramires snatches Jiangsu win in South Korea

With less than a minute of regular time remaining inside the bleakly empty Jeju World Cup Stadium, Jiangsu Suning seemed to have collected a credible point against an enterprising and dangerous Jeju United FC side. However, following a probing Zhou Yun free kick from deep, the ball fell to Ramires whose low drive found the […]

Chinese Super League Prevails over HKPL as Evergrande Defeat Eastern in ACL Opener

AFC Champions League Group G Guangzhou Evergrande 7 Eastern 0 Attendance: 38631 Hopes were high for Eastern as they made their Asian Champions league debut in the intimidating surroundings of Tianhe stadium but any glimmer of a gaining an unexpected away result was all but rendered impossible within three minutes of play when the first […]

Jiangsu ready for Jeju United in hunt for AFC redemption

New campaign sees ambitions renewed Jiangsu launches its AFC Champions League campaign on Feb 22 as the least speculated upon CSL team and yet, despite Choi Yong-Soo’s chilled press conference pattering, the South Korean manager should have no misapprehensions regarding why Suning’s boardroom big dogs hired him midway through 2016. His gradual development of FC […]

Scolari looks forward to Eastern FC clash as mysterious issue prevents away fans attending Asian Champion’s League debut

Hong Kong champions, Eastern, will embark their first ever Asian Champions league group stage match this coming Wednesday without any of their supporters to cheer them on despite the game taking place less than 130km away in Guangzhou. The ACL debutants take on the seasoned Asian Champions League veterans in the imposing surrounding of Tianhe Stadium, […]